Christmas, Winston Churchill, and Memory

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Links List for Christmas 2012

  1. Winston Churchill’s Christmas Eve message, 1941.
  2. A prayer about God’s Christmas memory.
  3. The story of Christmas – an animation.
  4. Are Christians fighting the wrong “War on Christmas”?
  5. It was a labor of pain…it was a labor of love.

For Fun:

Great Christmas decoration.


“The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.”
J.I. Packer


Spurgeon Quote: Labor Is Not Despised

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Charles Spurgeon:

The reaping time will come. Our chief business is to glorify God by teaching the truth whether souls are saved or not; but still I demur to the statement that we may go on preaching the gospel for years and years, and even all our lifetime, and yet no result may follow.

They say, “Paul may plant and Apollos may water, but God giveth the increase.” I should like them to find that passage in the Bible. In my English Bible it runs thus: “I (Paul) have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”

There is not the slightest intent to teach us that when Paul planted and Apollos watered, God would arbitrarily refuse the increase. All the glory is claimed for the Lord, but honest labour is not despised.

I do not say that there is the same relation between teaching the truth and conversion as there is between cause and effect, so that they are invariably connected; but I will maintain that it is the rule of the kingdom that they should be connected, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

via Spurgeon on Whether God Requires Faithfulness or Fruitfulness : What’s Best Next.